Pseudosmittia simplex

Author: Strenzke and Thienemann, 1942

Diagnosis (Material in coll. ZSM)
Exuviae 2.1-2.6mm long (n=3).
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn absent. Median antepronotal setae 1,2: 8; 8µm long (n=1) (070d.jpg); precorneal setae 1-3: 25; 25/35; 20/30µm long (n=2); dorsocentral setae 1-3: 5/8; 10; 13µm long (n=2). Precorneals and antepronotals hair-like, narrow, about 1µm across or less.
Abdomen: Tergites II-VIII, apart from small bare patches, covered with more or less evenly sized points. Conjunctives unarmed.
Anal segment: Anal lobes without fringe.

Species keys out at Page 832: Orthocladiinae 243 Smittia/Pseudosmittia of the Text Key.

C Europe.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Orthocladiinae).

Ecological notes
Larvae in humus-rich soil of meadows and deciduous woods.